1229 Lorne Avenue
Year Built: 1889
Style: Queen Anne
1229 and 1239 Lorne Avenue are further examples of the eclectic nature of the Queen Anne style. Erected by the Bell Brothers, the houses display a number of eye-catching features. The distinctive towers with their bull's-eye and diamond-shaped motifs and mansard-like roofs stand out the most perhaps. The metal cresting on the one tower adds further appeal. The overhanging front gables supported by knee braces are noteworthy as well. The gables themselves are covered in pressed metal, designed to look like wood shingles.
The City of Brandon has also been known as the "Wonder City of the Northwest".
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